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Prince Henry and Portuguese imperialism by M. D. D. Newitt

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Published by Central Africa Historical Association in Salisbury, Rodesia .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa, Portuguese-speaking,
  • Portugal

Subjects:

  • Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460.,
  • Explorers -- Portugal -- Biography.,
  • Africa, Portuguese-speaking -- Colonization.,
  • Portugal -- Colonies -- Africa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementM. D. D. Newitt.
SeriesLocal series pamphlet ;, no. 11
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT1 .C4 no. 11, G286.H5 .C4 no. 11
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4763373M
LC Control Number78110466

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Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the/5.   Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the . 1. Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea, Gomes Azurara, c. (account of the early days of the Portuguese slave trade) 2. Description of Capo Bianco and the Islands Nearest to It, Alvise da Cadamosto, (reconnaissance reported back to Prince Henry of Alvise found on his journeys) 3. Round Africa to India, Vasco da Gama, (account of his journey to India). Henry the Navigator, Portuguese Henrique o Navegador, byname of Henrique, infante (prince) de Portugal, duque (duke) de Viseu, senhor (lord) da Covilhã, (born March 4, , Porto, Portugal—died Novem , Vila do Infante, near Sagres), Portuguese prince noted for his patronage of voyages of discovery among the Madeira Islands and along the western coast of Africa.

  Prince Henry of Portugal (), known as “the Navigator,” was a deeply religious man who may well have been moved by a desire to convert the populations of India and the Far East. Indeed, many in the West were convinced that these distant peoples were already Christian, and for true salvation needed only to be brought in direct.   Henry the Navigator, a 15th century Portuguese prince, helped usher in both the Age of Discovery and the Atlantic slave trade. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu (4 March – 13 November ), better known as Prince Henry the Navigator (Portuguese: Infante Dom Henrique, o Navegador), was a central figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire and in the 15th-century European maritime discoveries and maritime : John I of Portugal. The Portuguese were the first to explore and settle in Sub-Saharan Africa as they made their way along the African coast in the s. Portugal established Cape Verde around and continued to build successful colonies through the early 20 th century. The Portuguese inhabitants of Cape Verde initiated new types of tropical agriculture and farming.

A History of Portuguese Overseas Expansion provides an accessible survey of how the Portuguese became so influential during this period and how Portuguese settlements were founded in areas as far flung as Asia, Africa and South America.. Malyn Newitt examines how the ideas and institutions of a late medieval society were deployed to aid expansion into Africa and the Atlantic Cited by: Henry the Navigator, fifteenth-century Portuguese prince and explorer, is a legendary, almost mythical figure in late medieval history. Considered along with Columbus to be one of the progenitors of modernity, Prince Henry challenged the scientific assumptions of his age and was responsible for liberating Europeans from geographical restraints that had bound them since the Roman Empire's collapse.3/5(3). The Portuguese and the Tropics: Suggestions Inspired by the Portuguese Methods of Integrating Autochthonous Peoples. Lisbon: Executive Committee for the Commemoration of the Vth Centenary of Death of Prince Henry the Navigator,   Portugal’s Prince Henry the Navigator spearheaded his country’s exploration of Africa and the Atlantic in the s. With his support, Portuguese mariners successfully navigated an eastward route to Africa, establishing a foothold there that became a foundation of their nation’s trade empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth : OpenStaxCollege.